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In this week’s episode of the Discover Strength Podcast, we are excited to continue on with our Exercise Myths and Misconceptions Mini-Series with Dr. James Fisher and Discover Strength CEO, Luke Carlson. We’ll be discussing another prevalent myth in the fitness industry: cardio vs. resistance training for weight loss.

These two friends and colleagues were kind enough to sit down and discuss, in their own words, some of the most pervasive myths still running rampant in our industry. While there are plenty to choose from, we decided to focus on the myths and misconceptions from our very first podcast ever with Dr. Fisher (HERE).

This five-part mini-series will cover some of the most widespread myths and misconceptions and hopefully set the record straight on some of these topics once and for all.
For our second episode, we decided to discuss something that’s still extremely misunderstood in the fitness industry. This idea that “cardio” exercise is necessary for effective weight loss in an exercise program.

This myth is propagated widely and one of the hardest to break from people’s belief structure. We are ingrained from our fitness watches to our treadmills, to everything we see on social media to believe that in order to effectively lose weight, we must do some form of cardio, and probably a lot of it.

The reality, however, is that cardio, in and of itself is not a very good tool for weight loss. In fact, a high volume of cardio can sometimes even be counterproductive to our weight loss goals. Proper diet, caloric restriction, and resistance training are much more efficacious tools to get the weight off and keep it off.

Luke and Dr. Fisher, discuss the background and history of this myth in the fitness industry, why it’s so pervasive, and what the research actually says when it comes to cardio vs. resistance training for weight loss.

If body recomposition is one of your goals, this is a MUST-LISTEN episode. The internet is full of misinformation on this topic, and these two experts explain the how and the why behind what the research actually says. The importance of cardio has very little to do with its effectiveness as a weight loss modality. If you’ve ever thought of counting calories on the treadmill, bike, or elliptical, this podcast is for you!

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